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Funkletrumpet
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New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor
      #676885 - 01/28/19 02:34 PM

Discuss


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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #676886 - 01/28/19 02:56 PM

I have to say at first look I like it. Styling reminds me of the 70s Honda 750four.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: The_Dog33]
      #676887 - 01/28/19 03:04 PM

Been reading and it sounds like it is going to be fun to ride, The power reminds me of the old 650s with a little more torque.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: The_Dog33]
      #676888 - 01/28/19 08:02 PM

Hum something about it made me think Norton ?

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: The_Dog33]
      #676889 - 01/28/19 11:36 PM

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Been reading and it sounds like it is going to be fun to ride, The power reminds me of the old 650s with a little more torque.







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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: findlay13]
      #676890 - 01/29/19 12:40 AM

Might as well get a modern Triumph. Looks the same, mechanics is gonna be way better.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: arstaren]
      #676895 - 01/29/19 08:15 AM

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Might as well get a modern Triumph. Looks the same, mechanics is gonna be way better.




Maybe not up there with Triumph quality but ya modern Enfield isn't too bad.
I had a brand new Bullet a couple of years ago and it was nice. At least it was all steel.

Cheapest Bonny over here is Street Twin 7,800 (Approx $9,750)
The Enfield Interceptor 5,499 / 5,999 (Approx $6,874 / $7,499)

As a little scratcher, I bet a few people would be tempted to get the Enfield and trouser nearly 2 1/2 grand

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: The_Dog33]
      #676896 - 01/29/19 08:25 AM

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I have to say at first look I like it. Styling reminds me of the 70s Honda 750four.



A friend of mine was telling me about this yesterday on the phone and I was looking at it online. I really like it.
Surely if bumbling along and taking in the view is your bag, why have the Bonny over the Enfield?!
Ok, the Bonny is faster and has more power but who says it's going to be more reliable?
If reliability is a factor, wouldn't a Honda or a BMW be the way to go?
I like the Enfield. Long may they prosper in the land of the sacred cow and God bless all who sail in her !

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #676899 - 01/29/19 01:50 PM

Have to say I think it's a great looking bike...memories of Enfield Interceptor etc.
Not a big fan of Enfield India engineering...to date it's been poor metallurgy and quality control all round.
Also, what's the top speed? Bet it's nowhere near that of a real Interceptor.
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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Alatamoc]
      #676900 - 01/29/19 02:03 PM

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Not a big fan of Enfield India engineering...to date it's been poor metallurgy and quality control all round.



They used to have 'home market' and 'export' market lines (certainly on paint). The home stuff can be a bit dire.
I can only speak from experience, my Bullet was sound.


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Also, what's the top speed? Bet it's nowhere near that of a real Interceptor.
Bah Humbug!



Top speed? Depends on the ass on the seat. Most blokes might get 80-90 I suppose. Me on it? Double figures would be nice

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